Jonas Brothers x @jbrosnews
‘Fan Account of the Month’ (#FAOTM) is a new series on Umusic!
At Umusic, we acknowledge and value the efforts of fans from around the world. The passion, dedication, and love fans have for their favourite artists is something the team at Umusic has admired for a long while. For this reason, Umusic has decided to feature a fan account every month. This will give our Umusic community the opportunity to learn about different fandoms, their hardworking members, and more about the artists!
Fan account: A social media account created by a fan dedicated to a particular piece of pop culture. This series will focus on fan accounts dedicated to artists.
Update account: A fan-run social media source for fan accounts. An update account serves as the main source of updates on a specific artist. An update account will gather all media, promotional items, and information on an artist and share the information with other fans. Think of update accounts as a constantly updated Wikipedia for fans. This series will also focus on update accounts, which are simply larger fan accounts.
June’s fan account of the month features a Jonas Brothers fan account: @jbrosnews! The account is run by Ximena, a fan of the Jonas Brothers from Mexico who dedicates her time to managing @jobrosnews on multiple platforms. This Jonas fan specializes in fan-promotion of the Jonas Brothers’ work, sharing any and all promo the band partakes in, making original edits and gifs, and much more.
The team at Umusic asked Ximena questions pertaining to the Jonas Brothers, #HappinessBegins, and fan culture. Below are a collection of her answers:
How would you describe a fan or update account to someone who isn’t familiar with them?
To me, an update account is a place where you can share all things about your favorite topics or, like in my case, your favorite celebrities. A fan account is similar but most fan accounts prefer to share all Jonas Brothers content from a personal perspective, adding comments, memes and opinions about what’s happening at the moment.
Would you consider your account more of an update account, or more of a fan account?
Both, I think! My main goal is to share all the information that I can find about the Jonas Brothers so fans can all support them and get excited! I do post tweets sometimes expressing how I feel during certain moments in the fandom and it’s nice to be able to share my thoughts with people who can relate to it.
How long have you been a fan of the Jonas Brothers?
I’ve been their fan since 2007. I saw them perform ‘Kids of the Future” at the Disney Channel games on TV that year. After that, I tried to get my parents to buy me every single magazine with their faces on them. I joined Twitter a few years later and then discovered Tumblr around 2011. The fact that people where creating graphics and gifs of them on that site fascinated me so I learned how to do it myself. I’ve also supported all their solo eras but now I’m having an amazing time again with their comeback!
Did you experience the 2013 Jonas Brothers break up? How did that feel in comparison to the reunion?
Oh boy, did I experience it. The break up week was so confusing and emotional for me. I remember being on my way back home from school when I saw Twitter rumors of the boys going separate ways and I just couldn’t believe it, especially since they were about to go on tour again. At the time, all of the fans couldn’t identify any conflict within the band so it came as a shock. The day they appeared on GMA to confirm the rumors, I was devastated but was also determined to keep supporting them together and/or separately.
When it was announced the boys were getting back together, I was once again confused but extremely excited. I had been confused because in their recent solo interviews, each brother said they couldn’t see it happening anytime soon. However, I was more-so excited because it had been a very long time since fans have seen the three of them together. The idea of them creating music and performing together again made me feel nostalgic and happy. It still does.
Why are you a fan of the Jonas Brothers?
I love their music so much! They are incredibly talented and I think their sound is quite unique. I always find the projects that do very interesting, like their movies, TV shows, etc. I’m a fan because they are fun, humble, hardworking, and care so much about their fans. The love and passion they have for what they do is so admirable, they make it impossible for me to not to support them. Being their fan has brought lots of great memories that I will cherish forever and I’ve met some of the most amazing people thanks to them.
Have the Jonas Brothers ever interacted with your account?
I am very lucky to say that they have! Joe, Kevin, and Nick have liked at least one of my tweets through their personal accounts. The Jonas Brothers account follows me and has liked/retweeted some of my tweets. Whenever it happens my heart stops for a second and I can’t stop talking about it. I get too excited and happy!
Have you ever seen the Jonas Brothers live?
I have! I’ve seen the Jonas Brothers 5 times, Nick 3 times and DNCE 2 times. Every show that I’ve been to has been an incredible experience. Their energy is always great, they seem to be having so much fun onstage that I can’t help but to have the greatest time as well. The feeling when I sing along with them and hear the songs live is amazing. Can’t wait to see them again on the Happiness Begins Tour!
Do you have a favourite Jonas Brothers song?
‘Don’t Speak’ – I love the instruments, the vocals and the lyrics, especially when Nick sings:
There’s a lot that you don’t notice when you read between the lines. The future’s out of focus when you’re blinded by the light. It’s a hope for all the hopeless in the worst of trying times.Don’t Speak – Jonas Brothers
I like to think that this verse can be applied to many situations in life and it has definitely helped me to overcome obstacles.
Which song off of #HappinessBegins are you most excited to hear?
‘Rollercoaster’ – from the bits that they have shared it sounds fun! And some of the lyrics are:
It was fun when we were young and now we’re olderRollercoaster – Jonas Brothers
I’m looking forward to hear the rest of the song!
What makes the Jonas Brothers different from other boy bands (besides the fact that they’re brothers)?
I think their consistency and hard work really stand out. They are multi-dynamic in everything they do, they always do diverse projects and try new sounds! The connection that they have with their fans is unique too – Kevin himself recently said that we are more like family to them. Most of us have been with them for years, some even almost a decade, so the bond that exists is really strong.
Has your account participated in any fan projects?
I’ve participated in some streaming parties on Twitter to promote the boys’ singles! I’ve also made some gifs to promote songs and other projects.
If you could say one thing to someone who may not be a Jonas Brothers fan, what would you say?
Do they want to hear good music and also get to know three of the most incredible guys on the industry? They’d definitely have to look up The Jonas Brothers. The good vibes that they radiate through their songs can make anyone feel happy and leave them wanting more of that feeling!
If you could say one thing to the Jonas Brothers, what would you say?
I’m extremely happy for them! It’s so great that they have overcome some of the challenges they faced that led to their breakup. It’s a joy to see them happy and maintaining a loving relationship with each other and with their loved ones. I can’t thank them enough for letting us be part of their journey all these years. It’s been a great experience to be their fan and I can’t wait to see what the future has for them! (And thank you for coming back.)
Are there any other Jonas Brothers fan accounts you recommend?
The Umusic team would like to thank Ximena and all of the Jonas Brothers fans for the hard work they put into their accounts. Your edits, hilarious tweets, and promotional efforts do not go unnoticed.
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